It may not be happening anytime soon, but Marvel Studios is finally setting its up Fantastic four restart in motion. The project was officially announced during Disney’s investor day presentation last year. Jon Watts, known for his work on the current version of the Spider Man franchise, is going to direct. Now it has been revealed that the studio is currently looking for a writer / writers to handle the adaptation.
The news comes from reporter Justin Kroll. The journalist, known for his firsts in the film and TV world, took to Twitter to provide an update on the status of the project. While no specific names were revealed at this point, Kroll explained that Marvel Studios was recently meeting writers for Fantastic fourThere is currently no script and it is expected to be some time before production actually starts. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“All I’m going to say is this, Marvel has just started meeting with writers on Fantastic Four, there is no script and it will take a while for this movie to start shooting”
It seems this update was triggered by some recent rumors that started circulating online. It was reported that Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: first class The hunger Games), the role of Sue Storm was offered at the upcoming reboot. Jessica Alba played the role in a few Fox-produced movies, with Kate Mara taking the role in 2015 Fantastic fourThose reports have since been debunked. Although it seems the tweet was in response to the casting reports that have been circulating lately.
It’s also worth noting that different WandaVision fan theories are connected to the superhero team. One in particular that has gained a lot of traction involves a surprise performance by Reed Richards, played by John Krasinski. The office star is a popular choice of fans for the role.
Fox controlled the rights to the franchise for years. The studio produced three cinema-released films centered on the characters, starting with the years 2005 Fantastic fourA sequel, Rise of the Silver Surferfollowed in 2007. Those films were modestly successful and, interestingly, featured Chris Evans as Johnny Storm. Evans would later join the MCU as Captain America. 2015’s Fantastic four turned out to be a critical and commercial disaster, with a gross approval of 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and just $ 167 million at the box office against a reported budget of $ 120 million.
Disney managed to regain the rights after the merger with Fox. They now also have the X-Men rights back, with a restart of that franchise also underway. Jon Watts previously directed both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which now ranks as Sony’s top-grossing film ever. Watts is currently filming the self-titled Spider-Man 3, which will hit theaters in December. Fantastic four currently has no release date. You can view the original post on Justin Kroll’s Twitter.
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